Audi has a grudge against Mini. The German company isn’t going to let the BMW-run small car manufacturer hog the premium crossover segment with its new Countryman. Audi is fighting back with a vehicle of their own.

Audi is reportedly working on an Allroad version of the A1. The A1 three-door hatchback goes on sale this year with the five-door coming in 2011. The crossover variant could be here as early as 2013 and it could even get Audi’s all-wheel drive system. Granted, this is all just speculation.

Volkswagen is reportedly working on an all-wheel drive system for the CrossPolo and, considering the two little vehicles share platforms, it would be easy to assume that the A1 will get that system as well. Not to mention Audi’s love for the all-wheel drive Quattro system.

We shouldn’t expect to see the A1 Allroad anytime soon, but we can expect that both two-wheel and all-wheel drive versions will be made. We look forward to testing the base A1 and should have a review some time this year.


Source: Autozeitung

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  (383) posted on 03.7.2011

Audi is one of the iconic German cars. Very solid and great when they run. But you will spend a lot in maintaining them. And i think many people is comparing to Subaru. Well, IMHO, Audi Awd system is far better to Subaru or any other German brand.

  (745) posted on 09.8.2010

This is perfect for winter! I hope I can bring this car to camp sites.

  (134) posted on 08.1.2010

I don’t know but I see is a fashion now to make models from 1 to 10 or maybe 20 series and each series has different models and versions too. Wow interesting. Audi 1 to 8 and BMW for this moment 1 to 7 because they rumor about a 0 series ?.

  (555) posted on 07.6.2010

hahaha Audi is obsessed on the CUV competition.

  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

I’d buy one , i think it’s cute and it it’s useful for gravel roads (on which i travel a lot) and the occasional trips to the lake. also it’s practical during winter.

  (859) posted on 07.4.2010

nice! another great competition on all road category.. may the best automakers win.

  (780) posted on 07.1.2010

One of the most unexpectedly controversial topics related to electric cars right now revolves around how safe they are around the blind, elderly, and young children.

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